Join us at our African Ocean Observatory

in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Mozambique

We are now accepting applications for our
Volunteering and Internship Programs

We are now accepting applications for our Volunteering and Internship Programs

Join us at our African Ocean Observatory

in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, Mozambique

We are now accepting applications for our
Volunteering and Internship Programs

We are now accepting applications for our Volunteering and Internship Programs

Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies

BCSS is an innovative platform hosting the first permanent ocean observatory focused on multi-ecosystem time series research in Africa.

We aim to use our strategic location and data to support environmental management at a local level, facilitate regional collaboration, and contribute to international scientific programs.

Conduct fieldwork efficiently with on-site labs and facilities

The BCSS field marine station and laboratory present a unique, zero-waste field station model, run entirely on solar energy. Scientists are welcome to visit the BCSS station to conduct their research while using the facilities and laboratory.

Internships & Volunteering Programs

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Marine Research Internship

Marine Research Internship

Join the BCSS team in conducting fieldwork research, both on-land and in the waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Work side by side with world leading scientists and gain in-depth knowledge on marine science and conservation subjects, all while being immersed in the unique environment that is the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.
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Volunteering

Volunteering

Join the unique opportunity to dive into the world of marine science while learning to scuba or free dive, getting involved in BCSS’s research projects, monitoring marine debris and staying at the zero-waste, CO2-neutral marine field station on Benguerra Island. Join the marine research station for two, four, six or eight weeks.
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Dive Master Internship

Dive Master Internship

Assist the Dive Manager of BCSS with everyday tasks while improving your diving skills and gaining in-depth knowledge of safety measures and dive theory. Whether you are a new diver or already possess certifications, you’ll step off Benguerra Island feeling confident to guide groups and conduct research underwater. The internship period will give you plenty of time to learn more about your interests and to develop your career-path in terms of marine research, remote conservation and socio-economic development work.
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Karen Bowles Interviewed by AISM to Inspire Children to Learn More About The Ocean

Our Research Manager, Karen Bowles, was recently interviewed by the American International School of Mozambique (AISM) in the light of World Oceans Day last month. Aimed at the students aged 5-18 years old, Karen speaks about the BCSS Ocean Observatory, gathering …

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The Role of Humpback Whales in the Bazaruto Archipelago

This article is written by Iris Uijttewaal, with contributive information provided by Katya Kalashnikova. July …

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May Update: New Paper on Gelatinous Plankton, Katya to Join the BCSS Team & Interviews with Volunteers

New Scientific Paper Published: “Gelatinous Carbon Impacts Benthic Megafaunal Communities in a Continental Margin” Last …

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Latest News

Parmaculture workshop-16 2

Karen Bowles Interviewed by AISM to Inspire Children to Learn More About The Ocean

Our Research Manager, Karen Bowles, was recently interviewed by the American International School of Mozambique (AISM) in the light of World Oceans Day last month. …

humpback-whales-surface

The Role of Humpback Whales in the Bazaruto Archipelago

This article is written by Iris Uijttewaal, with contributive information provided by Katya Kalashnikova. July marks the start of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) season in …

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May Update: New Paper on Gelatinous Plankton, Katya to Join the BCSS Team & Interviews with Volunteers

New Scientific Paper Published: “Gelatinous Carbon Impacts Benthic Megafaunal Communities in a Continental Margin” Last week, Frontiers in Marine Science published a paper led by …

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